After many years of enjoyment, and much loving work, I am considering selling this unique beauty.
The R60 and R60/2 are 600cc boxer twin BMW motorcycles that were manufactured from 1956 to 1968 in Munich, Germany and were originally designed for sidecar use.
Though BMW invented and first used oil dampened telescopic front forks in the 1930's, they chose to use Earles forks on these models. The triangular or "swing arm" front (and rear) Earles forks were named for their designer, the Englishman Ernest Earles. This system precluded any front-end dive during heavy front braking, which is common with telescopic front forks, and it also worked well in sidecar duty. Though heavy and ponderous in turning, the Earles forks gave the old Beemer a steady and reassuring ride.
Madde, frequent passenger
July 7, 1999 – Aug 26, 2008